With the events surrounding this album, Kitaro set his path to begin his Sacred Journey series for world peace.
On September 11, 2001 Kitaro said, “I was returning back home to Colorado, from Japan, when New York was struck. Without any explanation, our flight was diverted to an emergency landing in Hawaii. In the hotel, I was shocked when I saw the disaster on television.” For his five-days of confinement in Hawaii, he had been questioning himself in regard to what he could do? It occurred to him he had produced the music for NHK’s (Japanese television) special Shikoku 88 Places. Then Kitaro said, “The sound of bells affects the home of the human mind and peace… so how about putting my music there?”
From next year (2004) and on, Kitaro plans to hold charity concerts and from that profit his desire will be to make a “bell of peace” and leave one in each of the five continents.
01. Flying Celestial Nymphs
05. Silk Road
06. Legend of the Road
08. The Field
11. Voice of Wind